Category Archives: Literary Loitering

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Literary Loitering 56 – Spirit Roasts and Cocktails

Strange things are afoot with ghost-written novels, spirit cooking and Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned. Our featured books are Old Venus (Co-edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois), and The Obsidian Throne (Book 5 of The Ballad Sir Benfro), by J. D. Oswald.

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Literary Loitering 55 – Gated Community Fantasy

Ice Cube will pay the role of Fagin in Disney’s new musical adaptation of Oliver Twist (we’re not kidding). We also find out more about Charlie the Choo Choo, Christopher Marlowe and Anaïs Nin. Our featured books are The Mage Wars Omnibus by Mercedes Lackey

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Literary Loitering 54 – The Flavour of Existential Dread

We’re top-filled with weirdness this week with surrealist cook books, scary clowns, Mein Drumpf and awards for good and bad sex. We also have a quiz about authors insulting other authors. Tune in to The Geek Show Podcast Network for all the latest news, discussions

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Literary Loitering 53 – The Temple of Bad Ideas

Things continue to be odder than normal with a new twist in a war of words, Scottish translations of English books and a comic-book about the history of sex. Our featured books are Duskfall by Christopher Husberg and Aliens Omnibus volume 2 (Aliens: Genocide by

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Literary Loitering 52 – Licence To Quill

It’s an odder than whatever passes for normal this week as Frederick Forsyth decides to stop writing thrillers, the Oxford Electronic Dictionary adds more strange words and phrases to the English language, and beer is made from the yeast found on Roald Dahl’s special writing

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Literary Loitering 51 – Big Papa Hemingway

Aside from Elon Musk accidentally causing the price of a book to skyrocket and a Hemingway winning a Hemingway lookalike contest, the big news is that Terry Pratchett’s “The Wee Free Men” is being adapted for a movie! We also look at the working titles

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Literary Loitering 50 – Everything Needs More Swashbuckling

This week the English language obtained some strange new words and phrases, a Mexican artist creates The Trump Hut and Saddam Hussein wrote several fiction novels? Our featured books are Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir of Lady Trent (#3), by Marie Brennan and Eagle

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Literary Loitering 49 – The Plums of Anger

We’re a man down and two men up this week, and somewhere in that equation is an algorithm for best-sellers and a children’s picture book about Donald Trump. Our featured books are Gig Posters Volume 2: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, The Tropic

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Literary Loitering 48 – Redneck Avengers

There’s never a dull moment when you have judo books for kids by Vladimir Putin, 9-year-old journalists scooping major networks and a set of rejected Disney dwarves. Our featured books are Escapology by Ren Warom, New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey and The Definitive Visual Guide

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Literary Loitering 47 – Anglo-Saxon Trolling

UNESCO have finally listed the Exeter Book as a principal cultural artefact. In other news, researchers prove that Batman is the most ill-equipped superhero, and William S. Burroughs reading The Naked Lunch will be released as an experimental punk album. Our featured book is the